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Regional Council Gathering-March 2022

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - March 12 @ 12:30 pm

The theme of upcoming Regional Council meetings (in March, June and November 2022) will be based on the new call and vision statements of the United Church of Canada: https://united-church.ca/community-and-faith/welcome-united-church-canada/our-call-and-our-vision.

The March gathering will focus on bold discipleship. Rev. Wendy Evans will be our guest speaker, offering some reflections and opportunities to engage with questions of how faith and environment intersect.

There will be a pre-meeting learning opportunity on Wednesday, February 23 to view a video prepared by United Property Resource Corporation (UPRC) and share discussions about the stewardship of property in the context of our ministries. Learn more and register for this event at: https://nakonhakaucc.ca/event/online-learning-opportunity-uprc-and-property-stewardship/

REMINDER – Presentations and reports
Leadership teams are each asked to prepare a clear, concise and uplifting 5-minute presentation about how their team is living into bold discipleship. (Since timing will be strictly observed, preparing a script and rehearsing the presentation is highly recommended.) Presentations are due before March 9.

Written reports (maximum 1.5 pages) from leadership teams for the annual report book should be submitted to Joel Miller by February 14, 2022 at jmiller@united-church.ca.

SAVE THE DATES:

  • February 23 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) Pre-meeting learning opportunity (Property)
  • March 11 (Friday, 6:30 pm) AND March 12 (Saturday, 9:00 am) – Regional Council Gathering
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Agenda (draft)

WINTER MEETING 2022 – Bold Discipleship

 

Friday, March 11, 2022 (6:45-8:45pm)

6:30

Sign in/ Registration

6:45

The words before all words: Acknowledgement (Welcome) of the land

Prayer of Thanksgiving & Opening Worship

7:00

Call to Order, Enabling Motions, Officers 

[Duty of Care and Equity]

7:20

Report from

·       President Rev. Linda Buchanan (5min)

·       Executive Minister Rev. Rosemary Lambie (5min)

7:35

Keynote Speaker & Breakout Rooms

8:05

COVID Task Group Update

8:10

Report from

·       Regional Meeting Planning Leadership Team (5min)

·       Youth and Family Leadership Team (5min)

·       La Table des ministères en français (5min)

8:30

Good-night blessing

                                                        

Saturday, March 12, 2022 (9am-12pm)

8:45

Coffee & Conversation (Sign in/ Registration)

9:00

Morning Blessing & Covenanting

9:20

Report from

·       Pastoral Relations Leadership Team (5min)

·       Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Leadership Team (5min)

·       Nominations Leadership Team (5min)

9:40

Report from

·       Community and Justice Leadership Team (5min)

·       Montreal City Mission (5min)

·       Saint Columba House (5min)

10:00

Keynote Speaker & Breakout Rooms

10:35

Break

10:40

Minister Supporting Networks & Clusters’ Report

·       United Church of Canada Women Network

·       Living into Right Relations Leadership Circle

·       Green Network

·       Pride & Friends Network

11:05

Report from

·       Granting and Enabling Leadership Team (5min)

·       Property & Finance Leadership Team (5min)

·       Finance & Extension Board, President’s Report (5min)

11:25

Vote to adopt

·       The Annual Report Book 2021

·       The updated Governance handbook

11:30

Commissioners GC44 Update (Leading Elder: Linda)

11:35

Closing worship

11:50

Equity Team

11:55

Closing (with reminders and enabling motions)

 

Download PDF: 2022-03-11-12-Agenda-E

ACTIVITY SHEET

Some people find it easier to concentrate or to reflect more deeply when they have an activity to keep their hands busy during an online meeting. Hoping that this activity sheet prepared by Shanna Bernier will help you engage in creative ways with our theme of Bold Discipleship.

When you are done, feel free to snap a photo of your completed sheet and send it to jcoffin@united-church.ca to create a shared collage.

Final documents and additional resources (follow-up from meeting)

Decisions and Updated Governance Handbook

Keynote: Bold in the Body (Rev. Wendy Evans)

Friday evening: https://bit.ly/2022-03-11-RevWEvans-Keynote-Fri
Saturday morning: https://bit.ly/2022-03-12-RevWEvans-Keynote-Sat

Reflections: Bold Discipleship (Ben Ryan)

Presentations

Details

Start:
March 11 @ 6:30 pm
End:
March 12 @ 12:30 pm
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Organizer

Rev. Tami Spires
Email:
spiresta@hotmail.com